Ylang Ylang Extra, Premium Wildcrafted, Fair Trade
TIMELESS Pure Ylang Ylang Extra, Premium Wildcrafted (Sustainable Source), Fair Trade
The finest quality cananga (Ylang Ylang) flowers are found in the Comoros Islands. This extraordinary Ylang Ylang essential oil is one of our Gold Star Quality oils. The canaga forest and distillation operation in Comoros are part of an ecological and economic management and education project that helps local men and women support and educate their families while protecting their extraordinary natural resources. Learn more about the distiller, Ashad Botanix, and its mission to support sustainability and community development in Comoros at www.ashadbotanix.com/sustainability.html
Cananga odorata genuina
Extraction method / Source
Steam Distillation / Flowers
Sweet, heavy, tropical floral with spicy balsamic undertones
Middle / Base
Linalool, Germacrene, Caryophyllene, p-cresyl ether, methyl benzoate, Sesquiterpenes
Botanical family: Annonaceae (Custard apple)
Cananga tree is a tropical evergreen tree indigenous to the Philippines, and has been naturalized to several tropical areas.. It grows to a height of 40 feet and produces smooth, glossy leaves with wavy edges and highly fragrant yellow flowers which droop. The tree is also known as Macassar oil tree and Perfume tree. The essential oil derived from the canaga flowers is referred to as Ylang Ylang. It is sometimes confused with the Ylang Ylang plant, Artabotrys odorissimus, which is an evergreen climbing vine in the same family, and is also used to make perfume.
Regions of Production
Sustainable Source. Flowers are hand harvested from trees growing in the wild, away from chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The canaga forest and distillation operation are part of an ecological and economic management and education project that helps local men and women support and educate their families while protecting their extraordinary natural resources.
History / Fun Facts
In the Philippines canaga flowers are strung into necklaces worn by women. In Indonesia, the fragrant flowers are spread on the bed of newlyweds.
Aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antihypertensive, anxiolytic, euphoric, antiseptic (Battaglia, 2003)
Uses / Benefits
Primarily used in perfume making, Ylang Ylang is also used to help lower blood pressure and normalize sebum secretion to help treat skin disorders such as acne.
Aphrodisiac, euphoric, uplifting
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage, compress, skin care products, perfume
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser
Blends well with
Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Eucalyptus Lemon, Ginger, Pink Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, May Chang, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver
Nontoxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating. Use with caution if you have low blood pressure or are taking blood pressure medications.
This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.
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